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Current favorite: Sensatia’s Indian Fig Finishing Dream Cream

 

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Classic combo: Frankincense + myrrh

  Natural or synthetic? Best for? The story The science Warning(s) Are they safe? Product(s)   Natural or synthentic? Natural. There are many manufacturers out there that mislabel extracts from adulterated genus species as frankincense and myrrh. So always look for the words “Boswellia” and “Commiphora” on the ingredients list of your frankincense and myrrh products respectively. Also known as: […]

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Sip and inhale: My kind of therapy

  We’ve started the month with a brief exploration on tea nose, and more often than not, I have a couple of scents around my desktop as I’m having my tea. I’ve also been allured by the white peony ever since m introduction to it during the Pecinta Teh gathering back in January, and I […]

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Ingredients 101: Aloe vera extract

  Natural or synthetic? Natural Also known as: Aloe vera gel, aloe vera gel extract, aloe vera leaf extract, aloe vera juice, aloe vera leaf juice, aloe barbadensis juice, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis flower extract Best for? Soothing sunburn pains as well as addressing minor burns, wounds, rashes and sores, including […]

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Ingredients 101: Jojoba oil

  Natural or synthetic? Natural Derivative(s) Jojoba butter, hydrogenated jojoba oil, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, isomerized jojoba oil, jojoba alcohol, synthetic jojoba oil Best for? Achieving smooth, hydrated skin for dry skin types; overall conditioning for normal and sensitive skin types; treating acne and regulating moisture balance for oily skin types – simply skin-softening in a […]

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